December Newsletter

MERRY CHRISTMAS! In this beautiful time of the year it is my hope that each of you will feel an extra amount of love, grace and hope in your every day lives. Three years ago, Orphan Relief and Rescue embarked on an experiment to try to curb the slave trade of children in some of the largest child trafficking villages …

The Hero Among Us

We want to introduce you to one of the Platinum Corporate sponsors of our 8th Annual Seattle Gala this year. Viet Ly is a local business man who is striving to help not only Orphan Relief and Rescue’s many needy children, but is also working to help bring a cure to cancer.  Viet is a husband and father of three …

Mercy and Sacrifice Brings Freedom

These last few weeks have been a whirlwind of travel checking on our children, staff, partners, and programs that we have in Benin and Liberia, West Africa. I always come away from these trips more humbled and more motivated! Being face to face with children who have endured incredible abuse and pain at the hands of those who were supposed …

Creating Opportunity

By Rebecca Pratt, President and Co-Founder This week I got a phone call from our Anti-Trafficking team in Benin saying that the two girls whom we rescued from slavery in January will be ready to attend school in October. This is an incredible miracle. Evie and Anna who are 10 and 11 years old have spent the last 5 years …

Summer Challenge: Kids helping Kids

Orphan Relief and Rescue has an exciting Summer opportunity and challenge for your Kids these next eight weeks! We want to connect your kids to the children in Africa who need help going to school this Fall through our Summer Kids helping Kids Challenge. With your help, hundreds of children in both Liberia and Benin, West Africa will be able to …

Website Announcement

Check out a short video clip from Orphan Relief and Rescue’s President Rebecca Pratt. We are excited to share the launch of our new website with you, and hope you’ll take some time to look around and get to know us whether it’s your 1st or 50th visit to our site!

Welcome to ORR’s New Programs Director

Orphan Relief and Rescue is very excited to welcome Stefan Lako to the ORR Team as the new Programs Director. Throughout the past two years ORR has doubled programs in West Africa and expanded the mission of the organization to include anti-trafficking efforts in Benin, which has rapidly grown to encompass both rescue and prevention endeavors for hundreds of children …

Champions for Children

Today we want to highlight the heroes of Orphan Relief and Rescue. We recognize that the work we do can only happen with your partnership and sacrifice for this cause. We are grateful to all of our partners who and for those who go above and beyond as champions for children. This months heroes are John and Marianne VanHuizen of …

Computers for Liberia

Clackamas County Sheriff and Molalla Communications Company in Oregon team up to provide computers for orphans in Liberia… The Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation has been in partnership with Orphan Relief and Rescue for over six years now. This foundation raised the finances in 2009 to construct an orphanage for over 40 children who were living in an internally …

In the Wake of Ebola

This week we were interviewed by the KING 5 NEWS station here in Seattle. Here is a video clip you can watch of the story that aired on TV. Thank you KING 5 and Alison Morrow for doing such a great job with this story!